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for items 7 and 8, you do have a summary on page 18 of the budget analyst report. item number 7 is an ordinance that would adopt the neighborhood beautification and graffiti clean up, [speaker not understood] tax year 2014. and item 8 is adjusting the rate annually by the consumer price index for the access line also known as a phone tax. that particular adjustment would result in an $8 47,000 increase to our general fund revenues, which has been incorporated in the budget before you. >> thank you for your presentation. we can go on to mr. rose's presentation. >> yes, mr. chairman and
members of the committee. first of all, on page 18 of our report regarding item 7, that's the neighborhood beautification graffiti clean up [speaker not understood] tax designation. we recommend that you do approve that ordinance as well as item 8, the access line tax. we recommend that you approve that proposed resolution. on page 19 of our report, our recommended reductions to the proposed budget total 275 in 14-15. they're all ongoing savings. [speaker not understood] or 11.5% for the department's 14-15 budget. our recommendation [speaker not understood] 275,000 in 15-16 of that amount, all 275,000 are ongoing savings. and as i understand it, the department concurs with our recommendations. >> okay, thank you very much, mr. rose. colleagues, any question for
our budget analyst? okay, on our general service responsibilities budget, okay, much appreciated. our budget in general items 7 and 8 will be considered by this committee after public comment at the end of this week. so, we'll move on next -- [speaker not understood] you're here. department of technology is up next. are you ready? we can push you back one if that will be easier. >> [inaudible].
>> mr. chairman, good morning, supervisors. i'm going to give you a little -- just a scenario on what happened in the last [speaker not understood] fy '14 and talk about fy '15. >> [speaker not understood]. however you need to handle it, but this is your show. >> okay. so, i'm just going to go very fast over the division and [speaker not understood] we exposed last year about the small city and different dimensions of the small city.
with the characteristics of being very collaborative and massively connected. so, [speaker not understood] and dt director as the dt part, it's really all about shared services. so, we know we're winning when we deliver oit services in san francisco in an optimal way. with a resilient infrastructure and small processes. so, the [speaker not understood] is we decided to attack last year in order to have the shared services, architect infrastructure [speaker not understood] public management office, governance and processes. so, of course, we leverage our assets, cyber, data centers, technical support across the city. and i would like to share with
you on the achievements that, first of all, we just learned that san francisco is being recognized this year as number one digital government in the united states. and since i only have five minutes i won't read everything, but we've been able to make tremendous progress on moving to the cloud, getting the city together on e-mail, disaster recovery, business continuity, fiber, wi-fi, [speaker not understood] agreements and things like that. and while you remember we wi-fi'd market street. we are about to complete the wi-fi first 32 park this summer throughout the city. and on top of the normal wi-fi, we also enabled the last two
weeks hot spot 2.0 which is encrypted wi-fi and it's a world premiere. i think to my knowledge we're the only city in the united states, possibly in the world, to have its own encryption for wi-fi for safer navigation. we've also enabled designated share centers, [speaker not understood] for disaster recovery [speaker not understood]. and also a lot of progress on social media and being more successful engaging our citizens, but also learning how we can use social media to be more ready in case of disaster. we also presented a fixed it fundamental program and quantified it so we're making progress in addressing the
critical components. so, the total program requested for [speaker not understood]. you will see that on the, on the following slide we've prioritized dramatically to the absolute vital component network, secured. there are a number of components that are not currently funded, so, i will be asking for your help to see how we can make progress there. for example, with the ccsf connectivity, broadband wi-fi. as a benchmark, i [speaker not understood] how are the others doing? where should we be?
and this is 2013 [speaker not understood] and we can also do that for '14, but it's very interesting to me that the secret is -- i'm not saying we should be at 9%. i'm saying the benchmark shows 9%. we are currently at 2%. now, for me the secret is to have -- if we do shared services the right way, if we leverage our synergies, then probably we could be, we could be world class at 4%. 2% is too low. only 5 of the 13 [speaker not understood] are currently funded and we worked with the budget office to prioritize which ones are the absolute, in what order, the most critical. we identified that fixing the wide area network is [speaker not understood] to everything. identity in access management, authentication, it asset management which has been a
request from supervisors and we, dt has made a strong start this year. we haven't [speaker not understood] the platform allowing us to do [speaker not understood]. this is the bed, if you want, but then we'll have to expand that through the city. of course, on security, you also know it's getting increasingly violent out there with american express, ebay, target, all the different data bridges we've seen, we he need to be stronger there and we are taking action accordingly. ~ you all know so, the dt base is basically saying -- staying flat. what makes it go a little bit up is what we did with rancho cordova for the data centers for the state. and the rest is pass through from other agencies. so, you can see here on this
slide fy 14 versus fy 15, the coyt was able to slightly enhance the -- on the ftes. we've been successful addressing some of the gaps. we're still under, but we've made strong progress. so, for example, we have in the, in the labor, we're currently at 176 and we are hoping to be able to close the other gaps in technical support and operation in fy '15. that shows you what additional -- under forced prioritization, we have -- we highlighted some of the positions that are not taken care of, like on fiber,
for example, and we'll see -- we'll have to see what we can do there. so, within five minutes that's the best i can do. >> thank you, [speaker not understood]. quick question. we'll move on to our budget analyst report. and second, are you in agreement with our budget analyst currently or are you still discussing with him? >> we are still discussing [speaker not understood]. >> all right, colleagues, any questions for mr. tuitui at this moment? mr. rose, we can go to your report. >> [speaker not understood]. of that amount 1,73 1,5 37 are ongoing savings and 225,112 [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. or 11.4% in the department's 14-15 budget. we also recommend closing our
prior year unexpended general fund incumbrances. [speaker not understood] in saving to the city's general fund in 14-15. our recommended reduction to the proposed budget total 2,136,185 in 15-16. of that amount [speaker not understood] are ongoing savings and 233,8 13 are one-time savings a the department stated we're still working with the department and we will report back to the committee on our final recommendations next week. >> okay, thank you, mr. rose. we do have a few questions. supervisor breed. >> yes, mr. rose, can you explain to me why there wasn't additional reductions made to the current allocated materials and supplies? specifically the note there is an expectation in this current budget year to increase material and supplies budget,
but you noted that there was a carry forward balance of $93 2,000 for materials and supplies from fiscal year 13-14 ~. so, i'm trying to understand why wasn't that number specifically reduced as well. >> mr. chairman, members of the committee, supervisor breed, i can't answer that immediately, but we will certainly address that directly and report back to you next week. >> thank you. >> okay, supervisor avalos. >> thank you. just, mr. rose, if you could summarize what the differences are right now between your office and the department of technology? >> it's a process of getting more details, supervisor. we laid out our recommendations to them. we think our recommendations are good. they're coming back with additional documentation and once we reconcile that, we can refer back to you next week.
>> okay, if you can keep my office posted in the meantime. >> absolutely. >> that would be great. >> okay, colleagues, any further questions or comments to mr. rose or mr. tuitui? okay, thattionv. we look forward to seeing you next monday and working that out in between. okay. up next we have our human rights commission.
this ~ >> i'll do it the old-fashioned way. i'm not much of a technologist. it's interesting going from the department of technology to the human rights commission. i'm not so sure you could get much further apart. good morning, supervisors, mr. chair. i'm [speaker not understood] sparks, director of the human rights commission. thank you for this presentation. we are not one of the departments that was analyzed by the budget analyst. i actually will be very quick. as many of you know, the mission of the san francisco human rights commission is to
advocate for human rights and civil rights, to investigate mediate, and discrimination complaints, resolve community disputes involving the legal system making alleged discrimination, and provide technical assistance for the board of supervisors, individuals, community groups, governments, agencies and the mayor's office, et cetera. agency currently has 12 ftes it has not changed. overall several years, since the reassignment of the function of the contracting division. and we anticipate it not changing this year.
the agency has two departments, a nondiscrimination, discrimination, investigation mediation department and also the social policy division. in nondiscrimination division, we had total inquiries of about 1298 this year. inquiries and intakes, new complaints filed were 123. complaints settled were 18. investigative resulting in no finding of discrimination 16. complete investigations in finding discriminations 1, and findings appeals two. the difference between the 1298 and the 123 is most of the complaints and allegations that come into the human rights commission are either resolved through mediation before a complaint is filed or they're referred to an agency that has proper jurisdiction over the complaint. 1298 are phone call and walk-ins to the department.
that's down from about 1600 last year. and this year we're anticipating doing a more aggressive outreach approach to make sure that the city residents are -- understand that we are, in fact, there and willing to serve them. three different types of complaints came to the office. 70% were housing and of the housing complaints, those seem to be increasing on an annual basis. 15% employment complaints and 15% dealing with public accommodations protected classes. priorv aim 36% were based on an individual's disability status. 15% on race, 10% on national origin, and the other ones in order of preference underneath national ordinance after national origin were sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, familial status,
religion, and age. the policy and social justice division, brief overview. two resolutions and letters of support served as mediator in six unique matters stemming from [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood] nonprofits, more than 20 unique social justice issues. research and analyze nearly 30 policy initiative and social justice issues. sponsored a represented hrc [speaker not understood] community events. hosted more than 15 out of state graduate students pour [speaker not understood]. and hosted more than 100 diplomats, politicians, educators and social activists from 23 countries to discuss san francisco's progressive policies and programs on current international human
rights issues. a more detailed overview, i'll go through it very quickly. please go through at your leisure. under lgbt and equity advisor committees are two -- advisory committees which are specified under admin code. some of the projects i worked on were deaf and people with disabilities work group. comprehensive immigration reform for lgbt, economic empowerment work group on lgbt. increasing awareness by [speaker not understood] work group on immigration. storytelling series in the bayview library. safe at work, work groups, and we have the 2013 hero awards. staff then facilitated lgbt aging task force. collaborative against human trafficking and coalition against hate violence.
[speaker not understood] african-american community empowerment initiative, translatino violence prevention through safe spaces which was authorized last year and went forward very -- has been going forward very effectively thanks to an add back last year from this body. reducing barriers for persons with prior arrests and conviction records. war on drugs, governing racial equality network which is a regional network from seattle down through san diego. project homeless connect, lgbtqu sensitivity, cultural competency training, [speaker not understood], community assessment project. budget data is very simple. last year our budget was 2 million 2 42,040. this year the mayor's proposal is 2 million 0 72,180,
reduction of 169,000 primarily due to reduction in grant funding from last year to this year. proposed budget for the following year is 2,0 96,615 [speaker not understood]. in your packets you have a more detailed summary of the budget. i won't go through it in detail, but you can see where the reductions are as we go forward. next year some of our plans are to predominantly focus on african-american issues. we feel like we need to do more for the african-american community. the african-american population continues to decline at an alarming rate in san francisco. violence continues in these communities. jails and prisons continue to be predominantly people of color. black youth are dropping out of school and not graduating. rates disproportionate to all other student groups.
we're losing an entire generation of black youth in san francisco and we're losing the rich african-american historical fabric in san francisco. we plan on doing this through several ways. one is to, is to implement policies around implicit bias which is a psychological bias that all of us have that in many cases are unknown about how we treat various communities, particularly african-americans. we also want to do trauma investigation training in the bayview, in bayview hunters point, the western addition, and also the tenderloin and determining the impact of trauma on young african-american youth growing up in our city. that completes the presentation if you have any questions. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you. district 11 in the omi neighborhood we have a lot of african-american youth there as well don't receive a lot of
service from the city and wonder if they can be supported and included in the work that -- >> absolutely. >> that would be great. also, one of the things that i've been talking about a lot for the past i guess five years i've been in office is that we have, in the southern part of san francisco, a foreclosure crisis. it's kind of leveled off over the past couple years, but it still continues. it affects african-american households, working class and middle class households being able to hold their houses in their hands for generations, but this seems to be the generation right now that's holding it seems to be losing or moving out and i think it's a big part of the component of african-american outmigration in san francisco and wondering if the human rights commission can also look at that issue, how that one part of african-american community and provide some recommendations around how we can keep people
housed in -- >> we can and will, supervisor. we worked on housing disparity issue under the equity advisory committee this year. city-wide, and have generated some recommendations, but they really don't deal specifically with foreclosure issue. >> great. also relationship with financial institutions in san francisco that are really part of the problem. >> great. >> thanks. >> okay, thank you, supervisor avalos. colleague, any other comments or questions? supervisor mar. >> i'd like to thank mr. sparks for the presentation and acknowledge that i was an intern in 1989 and worked quite a bit on the inter-group relations and reducing conflicts within communities. but i see that the mission of the hrc is continuing to really look at key cutting edge issues and to hold forums and to give recommendations. i also appreciate the input on various policy proposals that come to the board of
supervisors and really engaging many of the communities that don't have a voice. but i just wanted to give you props for kind of continuing that mission and in a great way with even a reduced staff that you have as well. so thank you. >> thank you. >> any further questions? okay, thank you, mr. sparks, for being here. much appreciated. and there's no budget analyst report, so, you skip the gauntlet, ms. parks, on that. up next we will have the department of [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. ~ we have [speaker not understood] here.
>> good morning, members of the budget and finance committee. supervisor farrell, vice-chair mar he will, andxv avalos, wiener and breed, good morning. i am joined by our fiscal policy analyst stephanie nguen as well as a policy fellow ~ grace, grace fisher. excuse me. next slide, please. next slide, please. so, in terms of department history and framework, many of you are familiar with the [speaker not understood] all form of discrimination against women, an international bill of rights for women that
condemocrats all discrimination against women and girls and ensures the equality in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural arena. in 1975 this body, the board of supervisors created the commission on the status of women. in 1994, the voters approved a measure to create a permanent department and a chartered commission. in 1998 san francisco became the first city in the world enacting principles of ceta. in terms of department mission, it is to ensure the equity witnessable treatment and foster advancement of women and girls in san francisco through policies, legislation and programs that focus on populations in need. we have three primary versus areas, women's human rights, violence against women and women in the workplace. next slide. just a snapshot of the san francisco female population. it's been stable at 49% in recent years. it has been growing together
with the overall san francisco population. so, the number currently of limited growth in our community officially is about 4 13,000. next slide, please. this slide summarizes our budget. this current year compared to the next proposed two years. relative to the original budget, the proposed budget presents an increase of approximately $550,000, most of which goes to fund our city grants program which is our single largest program composed of 81% of our department budget. our salaries, benefits, and other admin expenses remains stable at 19% cumulatively. our fte will go up slightly from 5.7fte to six very hard working professionals. just some detail on the major budget changes. the mayor has proposed a 10% across the board increase to support services